Faculty

Faculty


Dexter E Callender, Jr.

Assoc. Professor

dec@miami.edu

(305) 284-3695
Dexter E. Callender, Jr. , has taught at the University of Miami since 1995 and is the author of Adam in Myth and History (Harvard Semitic Studies, Eisenbrauns, 2001). A recipient of the 2000 Provost's Excellence in Teaching Award, he was also named "Professor of the Year" by the Pan-Hellenic Association in 2001. With research...

Lacy Crocker Papadakis

Lecturer

lxc1140@miami.edu

Lacy K. Crocker Papadakis received her Ph.D. in Religion from Baylor University. She is a Hebrew Bible scholar, and her research focuses on the relationship between ancient Near Eastern literature and archaeological evidence. She is particularly interested in the symbolism of architecture and iconography in text and...

David Frank Graf

Professor
DIRECTOR OF THE JOINT SAUDI-AMERICAN JURASH PROECT AND THE HELLENISTIC PETRA PROJECT (JORDAN).

dgraf@miami.edu

(305) 284-4914
Professor David Graf received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.  He is an ancient historian and archeologist specializing of the Greco-Roman world in the Levant and Arabia, Co-editor of the multi-volume Anchor Bible Dictionary (1992), he is the author of Rome and Its Arabian Frontier from the Nabataeans to the Saracens (1997)...

Henry A. Green, Ph.D.

Professor

hgreen@miami.edu

(305) 284-4375
Henry A. Green has taught at the University of Miami since 1984. He received his Ph.D. from St. Andrews University (Britain) after postgraduate work in Canada, at the Sorbonne (France) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). He is the author or co-author of four books, including Research in Action (education of at-risk...

William Scott Green

Professor

wgreen@miami.edu

(305) 284-4733
William Scott Green joined the University of Miami as senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate education in July 2006. He has overall responsibility for enhancing the quality of the undergraduate experience and strengthening the integration of university-wide undergraduate curricular and co-curricular initiatives. He also holds an...

Mohammad Homayounvash

Lecturer

mxh1176@miami.edu


Nebil Husayn

Asst. Professor

nxh296@miami.edu

Nebil Husayn is a specialist in the field of Islamic studies. His research explores authoritarianism in the Middle East, debates on the caliphate, and the development of Islamic thought. Husayn also serves as a Senior Research Advisor for Mipsterz, an arts and culture collective curating, enabling, and amplifying artists of marginalized...

David W. Kling

Professor
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Cooper Fellow

dkling@miami.edu

(305) 284-3704
David Kling has been at the University of Miami since 1986, serving initially in an administrative capacity before joining the Department of Religious Studies in 1993. He is the author of A Field of Divine Wonders: The New Divinity and Village Revivals in Northwestern Connecticut, 1792-1822 (Penn State Press, 1993; Winner of...

Catherine Newell

Assoc. Professor

clnewell@miami.edu

(305) 284-3733
Catherine L. Newell is a scholar of the conjoined histories of religion and science (specifically technology, ecology, and medicine). She is particularly interested in how scientific paradigms frequently owe their genesis to a religious idea or spiritual belief. Her first book, titled Destined for the Stars: Faith, the Future, and the Final...

Daniel L. Pals

Professor
Director of the MALS Program

dpals@miami.edu

(305) 284-4036

Justin Ritzinger

Associate Professor

j.ritzinger@miami.edu

(305) 284-3671
Justin R. Ritzinger is associate professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami. He received his PhD in the Study of Religion from Harvard in 2010. His work focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese Buddhism. He is the author of a monograph on the reinvention of the cult of Maitreya, entitled Anarchy in the Pure Land, and articles...

Paul Russell Shockley

Lecturer

prs96@miami.edu

Paul R. Shockley received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Affectionately known as “Doc Shock,” Paul specializes in aesthetics, the history of ideas, ethics, and philosophy of religion. Using a multidisciplinary approach, he studies the transactional experiences between...

Robyn Walsh

Associate Professor

rxw159@miami.edu

(305) 284-4733
Robyn Faith Walsh is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami. She earned her Ph.D. at Brown University in Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean, with a focus on early Christianity, ancient Judaism and Roman archaeology. Before coming to UM, Professor Walsh taught at Wheaton College (Mass.), The College of the Holy Cross, and received...